SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs will close out their regular season schedule Friday night with a home game against SEMO Conference foe Kennett with six Bulldog seniors to be honored on "Senior Night."
The Bulldogs (17-6) have won eight straight games and are looking to continue that momentum tomorrow night as the Class 4, District 1 Tournament looms next week.
"I think we've really come together as a team," said Sikeston coach Gregg Holifield. "We're playing unselfish and our defense is improving. There's still some areas we're working on that we can get better. We're trying to be as good as we can possibly be by next week."
Kennett enters the game with a 6-14 record as the Indians have struggled the last few weeks.
But Holifield says the Indians are athletic enough to pose plenty of problems for the Bulldogs.
"Kennett's very athletic and they're going to come in here ready to play," said Holifield. "They do a lot of good things and we're going to have to be ready to play. We just have to come out and play our game. You want to be playing well going into the district tournament and from that aspect this is a big game. Kennett's very capable team of coming in here on our home court and playing well if we're not prepared to play."
During the Bulldogs' streak, they've not only been winning games, they've been doing it with convincing fashion. They've averaged 75.6 points and have allowed 58.1 points per game for an average winning margin of 17.5 points.
The Bulldogs will host the district tournament at the Field House. Sikeston received the top seed as they posted a 4-0 mark against district foes. The Bulldogs will play the winner of No. 4 Fredericktown and No. 5 Dexter on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Notre Dame received the No. 2 seed and will play the winner No. 3 Ste. Genevieve and No. 6 Perryville on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Sikeston hasn't won a district championship since winning back to back titles in 1999 and 2000. This is the first time Sikeston has been seeded first since the 2000 season.
The Bulldogs were seeded second in last year's district but lost to eventual state semifinalist Notre Dame by two points.